Congressional Democrats are beginning to turn on Barack Obama and his administration for allowing a key anti-Israel resolution to pass at the United Nations.
As a result, they’re urging Secretary of State John Kerry to cancel his scheduled speech on Mid-East peace.
Rep. Steny Hoywer (D-Md.), the second-highest ranking member of party leadership, released a scathing statement calling on the Obama Administration to cut it out, The New York Post is reporting.
“Now, it is my understanding that Secretary Kerry, in the last few days of this Administration, intends to outline the parameters of an agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. This flies in the face of the United States’s longstanding position that such a formulation should be reached only through negotiations by the parties and not by the United States, the United Nations, or any other third party,” Hoyer said. “I urge Secretary Kerry and the Administration not to set forth a formula, which will inevitably disadvantage Israel in any negotiation.”
Instead of turning their backs on Israel, Hoyer said that Kerry and the rest of the Obama Administration should stand side-by-side with Israel.
“The United States must now take steps to signal unequivocally to the entire world that we will continue to stand by our ally Israel as it seeks to build a future of peace and safety as a Jewish state and an equal member of the family of nations,” the Democratic House leader said.
It was recently reported that Obama is also planning on recognizing a full Palestinian State prior to leaving office.
It may happen Jan. 15, when Kerry is set to give a major speech at a conference. There are worries that he will official rebuke the Jewish state and announce the recognition of a Palestinian state, The Conservative Review opines.
Israel has so far refused to attend the so-called “Paris Middle East Peace Conference.” They claim it’s just a show meeting, and it may be. There is no discussion planned on ISIS or the Syrian regime, no condemnation of Russia’s bombing campaign or their invasion of the Ukraine, and no mention of the Iran-backed Hezbollah’s slaughter of innocents.
Instead, the entire conference will focus around the only western-style democracy in the region: Israel.